Hello, my name is Carla,

I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, and I feel fortunate to be working in a salon that is in the city where I grew up! I would not have it any other way. I am excited to be a part of the L’Atelier Salon Family, where I can continue to grow as a stylist while supporting my awesome teammates!

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a hairstylist. I remember I would go with my mom to get her hair cut and I would attentively watch the stylist as she cut each hair. I thought it was so fascinating how she knew exactly what strands of hair needed to be cut in order for it to look the way she wanted it to. It was like watching an artist sculpt their master piece. I would go home and try to practice what I saw done at the salon. At first, I would attempt to cut my doll’s hair, and then I would move on to styling family member’s hair. From then on I knew that I wanted to be in the beauty industry. I began cosmetology school in 2014 and received my license a year later.  I have been enhancing my skills by working on my family and friend’s hair since then.

I enjoy being a stylist because I use it as one of my creative outlets. I can't wait to grow further into this industry here at L'Atelier! When I am not at L’Atelier Salon I can be found walking my dog on the beach, thrift shopping with my sister, learning new songs on the piano and going out with my friends and family!

I look forward to meeting and taking care of you soon!


  • all over color & grey blending
  • shampoo & blowouts // hair styling